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Welcome to Housing Court

The Housing Court has jurisdiction over criminal cases involving violations of the City’s housing, building, fire, zoning, health, waste collection, sidewalk and agricultural and air pollution codes. The court also hears civil cases involving landlord/tenant disputes.

Housing Court Mission

At the Cleveland Municipal Housing Court, we are committed to improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Through fair, tough, and compassionate adjudication and mediation the court strives to protect the health, safety and aesthetics of the properties and physical environments of our communities.


This website is the exclusive internet source for any information regarding the Cleveland Housing Court and its processes, procedure, programs and initiatives. To preserve the integrity of its judicial function, the Court does not partner or affiliate with any for-profit or nonprofit businesses entities. Any representations of the existence of an official or unofficial partnership or affiliation with the Cleveland Housing Court or Judge Raymond Pianka are not approved by this Court. There are a variety of individuals and business entities which may offer assistance to parties appearing before the Court. Parties are advised do their research before engaging the services of any individual or business offering assistance.
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